Get ready: Next year marks the fifth anniversary of Child’s Play. “Wait, what? Five years? That movie came out in the ’80s!” Right, but we’re talking about the remake that came and went in the Summer of 2019. Don’t remember that one? Good news, the Halloweenies do, and they’re covering it today as part of their ensuing, year-long crawl through Don Mancini’s still-running franchise over at Universal.
To bide the time until the rest of Chucky Season 3 arrives, you can join the gang as they shed a light on Lars Klevberg’s remake for Orion/United Artists that starred Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, and the voice of Mark Hamill. Together, they discuss the differences between the original and this one, our fear of technology, the comparisons to this year’s M3GAN, and similar remakes/reboots of familiar IP.
Stream the episode below or subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPublic, Acast, Google Podcasts, and RSS. New to the Halloweenies? Catch up with the gang by revisiting their essential episodes on past franchises such as Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Scream, and The Evil Dead. This year? It’s Chucky!
You can also become a member of their Patreon, The Rewind, for hilariously irreverent commentaries (e.g. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Gremlins, Darkman), one-off deep dives on your favorite rentals (e.g. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Manhunter), and even spinoffs like their recent run Fortune & Glory: An Indiana Jones Podcast.
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